Coming from up north in Toronto, Canada is Metric. Discovered a few weeks ago after watching Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (actually a pretty good watch) and perusing the soundtrack. This bunch brings a raw and in-your-face garage rock sound with some new wave tendencies and a bit of restraint and polish. Rhythm is this band’s best friend, and the first track off their 4th full length, Fantasies, is full of it. Give Help I’m Alive a listen the next time you need a kick in the butt. It’s not over the top, but the beat is there and it’ll get you moving.